Playing at a disappointing level and completing a not-to-be-forgotten performance, Gymnasia Resistencia lost 2–1 against an alternate Petronato team in Chaco, thus crashing out of the Copa Argentina. El Lobo de Gorosito did not know how to assume the role of the favorite and, apart from some sneaky backlash, he fared well below the expectations he was creating with his good campaign in the Professional League tournament.
Gymnasia looked quite calm from the start of the game and allowed Patronato to quickly get comfortable in the area of Sarmiento di Resistencia.
When Astigaribia took advantage of the lightness of the Tripero background to take the mark against a center that came from the left and led the goal, the Lobo fans did not understand what was happening to Gorosito’s team.
After receiving a slap in the face, Gymnasia reacted and focused more on her efforts to dominate the tasks. When he was already the master of the process, Ramon Sosa took the right hand with a fine thread, which was slashed to the side by goalkeeper Mancilla.
This gave the impression that strikers only needed to react there to receive a blow and move on to an opponent made up mostly of substitute players.
It was difficult to understand Gymnasia’s poor start at Chacko, receiving a goal because of her opponent’s merit and also because of her own mistakes (Guiffre did not close well).
The Men’s Sana rebound disappeared well after the twenty-minute mark, when youngsters from the Paraná team matched the process in the middle of the court.
The trend continued as gymnastics was difficult to associate and dangerous situations were more difficult to create.
When Soldano took advantage of Aleman’s corner kick, scoring his best goal since wearing blue and white, the relief was enormous. And with 1 to 1 already, an off center by Chávez almost became the second Tripero goal. Goalkeeper Mansila did not place his hands properly and the ball ended up bouncing over his right post.
A precise free kick by Valdez Chamorro, which went close to Rey’s right post, was the final outstanding action of the first chapter.
With Aleman booked and without any modifications, Gymnastics came out to play the second half without a full recovery in mass performance.
Five minutes after the game, Justo Giani had a clear chance to score when he was unmarked and the ball went close to the right post. The gymnastics continued to score with errors and had already put Cardozo among the warnings.
The mobility of Gianni, Astigaribia and Pardo was an issue that Lobo was unable to neutralize. Either way the conditions were not ripe to see a stellar performance from who was the favorite to go into this round.
Gorosito waited a while to make the first change and just after the first quarter of an hour Benjamin Dominguez and Nicolas Contin entered for Insauralde and Lautaro Chávez.
Not only did the Albiajul’s malfunction improve with the Patronato modifications, not only did it reap the benefits, but it had the potential to widen the gap even further.
The options Facundo Sava chose to make on the court had the fluidity and agility that Gymnasia’s defenders watched helplessly.
Cardozo, who received an involuntary blow from Guillermo Enrique, must have been injured and Cecchini entered. Half an hour had passed since the supplement and the gymnastics still did not respond as their men had expected.
For Soldano and Aleman, Muro and Miranda (with pain in his ankles) were the ultimate reflections of Gorossito trying to get his team back as usual.
The advance of the clock became another enemy for Tripero. Everything cost him dearly and the worry made him more confused.
A run by Sosa (his best player in the resistance) ended with a shot from outside the Miranda area that didn’t bring any complications for Mancilla.
Barreto’s expulsion left ten people on the board of trustees and the only thing the Paraná team wanted was the final whistle. I no longer had the energy to play as I had for development.